Pathology and Bacteriology as a Career: Jobs and Salary details

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Pathologists and Bacteriologists are biological scientists who research the origin, growth, production, and other properties of bacteria/ diseases in plant and animal life. Pathologists work on the plant, animal, or human pathology. While the fields of research for these pathologists are somewhat diverse, they are indeed scientists who study the disease.

Bacteriologists are known to be scientists who play a critical role in the study of pathogens and bacteria’s that cannot be seen from an open eye. They research the relationships of microorganisms with humans and other organisms that occur and influence our lives.

Place of work:

Both pathologists and bacteriologists are employed in hospitals, medical labs, schools, colleges, and universities. They can teach or carry out laboratory work or research. 

The sector of hire:

They are hired by federal departments in agriculture, public health, law enforcement, and many other sectors. 

Posts for Pathologists and Microbiologists

  • Research Assistant: These microbiologists participate in laboratory practices related to microorganisms, causes of diseases, solutions or treatment of diseases, etc. They support higher-level scholars in a number of scientific practices. 
  • Biomedical Researchers: Biomedical Sciences perform a wide variety of experimental and clinical experiments to facilitate the detection and treatment of diseases. 
  • Food Technologist: The primary duty of food technologists is to ensure the safe and productive production, manufacture, and alteration of food products and processes.
  • Chemical pathologist: a study of the body's biological and chemical processes in relation to disease, mainly by examination of blood and other body fluids or urine. 
  • Forensic pathologists or pathological examiners: They are professionally qualified doctors who study the remains of individuals who have died instantly, accidentally, or violently.
  • Neuropathologist: a study of disorders of the eyes and nervous system, including the brain. 

Some of the other job roles in the field of pathologists include 

  • Medical Examiner
  • Consultants
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Dermatopathologist
  • Forensic Technician
  • Professors
  • Mortuary Assistant
  • Medical Lab Technician 

In the field of bacteriologists

  • Agriculture Department
  • Chemical Industries
  • Beverage Industry
  • Food Industry
  • Environmental Agencies
  • Research Organisations
  • Private Hospitals
  • Laboratories
  • Universities
  • Pharmaceutical Industries


The starting pay for pathologists ranges from Rs.15,000 to Rs.25,000. After expertise has been obtained, there will be a rise in salaries and a raise of Rs 60,000 a month in the private sector. 

In the United States, pathologists have outstanding pay. Their annual income is about $191,000 a month.

The starting salary of bacteriologists ranges from Rs.1,50,000 to Rs. 2,90,000 and eventually increases from Rs. 4,00,000 – Rs. 8,00,000


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